Uchikake 打ち掛け (wedding kimono)
Price: € 320,00
A lovely Japanese uchikake 打ち掛け (wedding kimono), ‘new old stock’.
This uchikake is made from golden and creme silk with a geometrical design with Japanese flowers in hexagonal pattern.
The uchikake is lavishly embroidered with a design of silver chrysanthemum in different sizes and stages of bloom.
The lining is made from red crimson silk. The thick border at the bottom of the kimono is filled with cotton.
In Japan the chrysanthemum symbolizes royalty, longevity and rejuvenation. Making it a popular wedding design.
The kimono is in perfect good condition.
Height 187 cm, Width 130 cm.
Shōwa period (1926-1989)
This exquisite work of textile art can either be hung on your wall or worn to a party.
Uchikake is a highly formal kimono worn only by a bride or at a stage performance. The uchikake is often heavily brocaded and is supposed to be worn outside the actual kimono and obi, as a sort of coat. The uchikake of the bridal costume is either white or very colourful often with red as the base colour. (Source the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)